One of the core principles of S1000D® is to create technical information once in a structured and modular way, then reuse it many times, inside a given publication or in an environment of a given program, and finally utilize it both in a variety of electronic formats and as traditionally printed manuals. Through a series of interface modules, it offers multilateral options for integrating technical information with product data and business processes.
The advantages of utilizing S1000D® are:
- Cost effective solutions
- Uniform document handling
- Improve information accuracy
S1000D® was initially developed by AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD). S1000D® was developed for military aircrafts, but has since been modified for land, sea and commercial equipment. S1000D® is part of the S-series of ILS- specifications. ILS, Integrated Logistics Support, was developed with the purpose of harmonize the specifications within the civilian and military documentation.
The S1000D® specifications are maintained by the S1000D® Steering Committee (SC). The Steering Committee consist of members from military and industries from various countries, whom all have a common interest in the specifications. We make sure, we are always updated on S1000D® and ILS specifications.